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Legal Counsel

Posted May 13
Full Time
Anchorage, Alaska
  • World’s largest independent upstream oil and gas business
  • SPIRIT values - Safety People Integrity Responsibility Innovation Teamwork
  • Operations in 13 countries

Welcome to ConocoPhillips, where innovation and excellence create a platform for opportunity and growth. Come realize your full potential here.

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary

Alaska Overview

ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.6 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2021. The company produced an average of 197 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2021. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope—Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates the Alpine Field located on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.


We are seeking candidates for Legal Counsel to join our Legal team in Alaska

Job Description

Your responsibilities may include:


  • Provide legal advice and, when necessary, manage outside legal services, on various claims/litigation, administrative law, commercial, regulatory and strategic planning issues that may affect the Company, especially in relation to exploration, production and pipeline environmental, health and safety matters
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal agreements involving current operations, regulatory compliance and new business opportunities
  • Collaborate with senior management and various operations personnel including participation in project and asset teams
  • Represent the Company in external contacts with other parties including industry organizations, asset co-owners, agencies, and outside counsel as required
  • Participate on the Incident Management Team as required and attend IMT Trainings and annual exercises



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Licensed by state law to practice in Alaska, or become licensed in Alaska based on a license in a state that grants reciprocity with Alaska
  • 3+ years of direct experience in oil and gas law, regulatory law relevant to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry, and handling oil and gas industry-related litigation/administrative appeal matters



  • 5+ years of direct experience in oil and gas law (upstream and midstream)
  • 3+ years experience with Alaska state law or federal law specific to Alaska, relevant to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry
  • 3+ years experience in practice before the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, or Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong initiative along with excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work in a team environment
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable and standing up for what is right
  • Generates effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

Apply Before:

May 28, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.